FC Mashal started training sessions ahead of FC Shurtan clash in the third matchday of 2017 Uzbekistan Oliy League on March 18.
Mubarek-based team began the season with a loss to the defending champions of the league FC Lokomotiv. Only winning goal scored by Marat Bikmaev secured a victory for the Tashkent side. FC Mashal faced off FC Metallourg in the second match which was ended with a victory of Mubarek side.
FC Shurtan have only three points when they gained a success in an opening match against FC Neftchi. In the last match, Samarkand-based FC Dynamo stunned Aleksandr Volkov side with a 3-0 score.